Over the last two years, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and Automotive Video Innovations (AVI) have developed a partnership to provide overview information about alternative fuel vehicle to new audiences. Using NAFTC materials, AVI will expand their video and online educational offerings to the automotive aftermarket.
The first step in this process has been to capture current classroom curricula for presentation in video and online formats. NAFTC Interim Director Micheal Smyth recently traveled to AVI’s headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida, to film an electric vehicle course.
“It was a pleasure to work with AVI in their state-of-the-art studio,” Smyth said. “With the proliferation of electric vehicles in the U.S., we are excited to help people learn more about their transportation options. While the AVI project doesn’t replace the hands-on classroom training of our electric vehicle course, it will help interested people better understand these vehicle technologies.”
During the March 10–16, 2019, filming session, Smyth was joined by Chris Womak, NAFTC’s first responder training specialist and a lieutenant in the Indianapolis Fire Department, to film three courses for firefighters and other first responders describing key concepts for how they should deal with AFV accidents.
The electric vehicle and first responder courses will be available through AVI later this summer.
Started in 1994, AVI provides automotive education videos and web-based content to service and repair centers, parts manufacturers, parts distributors, and automotive training institutions. Learn more about AVI by visiting www.aviondemand.com